4 Different Types of Veneers that Dentists Use

4 Different Types of Veneers that Dentists Use

Do you want to improve the look of your teeth? Veneers may be the answer. Veneers are thin shells that are attached to the front part of the teeth to improve the appearance. There are different types of veneers that you can choose from. Each has their own benefits and can be the answer that you are looking for.

Getting veneers is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is used to change the color, shape, and angle of teeth and it can also be used to cover spaces between teeth. Veneers are made from different materials.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are sculpted or formed during your appointment at the dentist. They are ideal for fixing gaps and chipped teeth. They are cheaper than porcelain veneers and can be applied in a single sitting. Composite veneers are less stain-resistant than porcelain veneers and also often don’t have the same type of finish that porcelain can give. With polishing and good care, composite veneers can last long and look great.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most expensive option, but they also have the longest lifespan and best appearance. The veneers are made in a laboratory, so the process will take place over a few appointments. The first appointment will involve preparation and analysing the color of your teeth, etc. Then the veneers will be made to suit your specific teeth and their color. During follow-up appointments, the veneers will be attached and this may require drilling and reshaping of your teeth. They tend to last longer and they don’t get stained or discoloured as quickly as other veneers.

Instant Veneers

Instant veneers are the cheapest option and can be done in a single sitting. The veneers are generic and pre-made in different colors. The dentist will use a veneer that is closest to your tooth color. These veneers are not custom-made or sculpted and will not fit you perfectly like composite or porcelain veneers. They will also not last as long as the other types, but they are a good option if you need a quick solution.

Removable Veneers

This type of veneer is relatively new. They can be snapped on over your existing teeth to improve the look of your teeth. You can eat with them and just take them out and wash them. They are custom-made based on an imprint of your teeth. They are by no means as durable as the other types and will not be a good long-term solution. They are an affordable option for someone looking for a cheaper and short-term solution.

Veneers are something you should consider carefully and you should definitely talk to your dentist about it. At Sedation Dentistry Colorado, we take this type of procedure very seriously and always ensure that our patients know the benefits and the risks. Veneers are a good option for some, but it may not be ideal for other people, so make sure it is what you want.